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Image 28 of Kentucky New Era March 24, 2012

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C8 Saturday - Sunday, March 24-25, 2012 | LIVING | Hot color for homes? Tangerine Tango (AP) — Bold, dramatic and invigorating, Tangerine Tango is dancing its way into home decor trends in 2012 with a punch of reddish-orange panache. The hue is a vivacious alternative to last year’s cheery honeysuckle, and design experts say it’s easy to incorporate into any home. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact color can add spice to any room. Or add tangerine appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute, the research arm of the Carlstadt, N.J.-based Pantone Inc., which sets color standards for the home and fashion industries. “It’s the perfect color to move us out of the dull and dreary winter months and into spring,” says Sabrina Soto, host of HGTV’s “The High Low Project.” n Paint/Wallpaper One easy and inexpensive way to brighten up your home and stay on top of the trends is to paint an ac- cent wall in this hot hue. A bit gun-shy of a tangerine living room? Secondary rooms, such as powder rooms and entryways, are perfect places to experiment with bold colors, Soto says. “Surprise your guests with walls that pop,” she says. Wallpaper by Pennsylvania-based York Wallcoverings dives head-first into the tangerine trend with a variety of luminescent, metallic gold patterns set against spicy orange backgrounds. New Jersey-based Thibaut Design offers wallpaper in ornate, intricate, Jacobean paisleys and fanciful plumed birds in this year’s color, as well as less dramatic florals set against a cream background. n Furniture A lacquered side table or club chair and ottoman are small yet powerful ways to pop this color into a room through furniture. “Sometimes the most subtle of gestures are the most outstanding,” says Laura Dailey vice president of , merchandising with Atlanta-based Ballard Designs. “Use it on a smaller piece of furniture ... it’s like what a tie does to a suit, that stand-alone piece that makes such a grand statement.” A dark reddish orange, tangerine goes well with neutrals like grays and beiges, as well as with distressed wood finishes, and can be worked into virtually any era, from Arts and Crafts to modern minimalism. Designer Suzanne Kasler, who partners with Ballard, used a heavy tangerine linen from the Europeaninspired home furnishings retailer to upholster a pair of tufted slipper chairs that are pictured with nautical accents including a seashelllined mirror, rattan baskets and large glass lanterns. A similar tufted chair can be found on Ballard’s site starting at $199. CB2 makes a parlor chair in “atomic orange” for $699, as well as a blood orange “knitted pouf ” that Soto likes as a small seat or ottoman. ASSOCIATED PRESS In this March 5 photo, Christina Farsciello, who goes by the stage name “Judy Pop,” puts on her pin-up makeup before an internet pin-up show at an Ybor City studio in Tampa, Fla. Tampa hosts convention for sexy pin-up culture TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — a line of affordable, pin-upKelly Ackley, a 30-some- inspired lingerie for Target thing mom of three, is in Australia. (No word on wearing a black bustier, whether the lacy back-andpink taffeta tutu and pink, red underthings will be kitten-heel boots. She’s available in the U.S.) Even with all the implied straddling a small rocking horse and with a saucy sexiness, there’s a sweetglance over her right shoul- ness and girl-next-door der, giggles as her is photo look to pin-up style — espeis snapped. Jerry Lee cially when you compare it Lewis’ “Whole Lotta to the in-your-face raunch Shakin’ Goin’ On,” of some of today’s starlets. squawks softly in the back“Back in the ‘40s and ‘50s, ground. it was sometimes associAckley sounds out some ated with being a little vowels, as she was in- risqué, but there was a fine structed by the photogra- line between naughty and pher: “Aaaa, eee, iiii, oooo, innocent,” Catalano said. uuuuu,” she says, exagger- “Sometimes people think ating her mouth so her fa- that if the word ‘pin-up’ is cial expressions look used, then it means that it’s alternatively seductive and porn. I have to help break coyly surprised. that mold, whether it’s “Cute!” says the photog- through the magazine or rapher, 66-year-old Richard photo shoots.” Strawn. Very little of what Cata“It helps to make a sound lano and Strawn do could when you pose,” said Ack- be considered racy by the ley smiling demurely with standards of the 21st cen, Ferrari red lips. tury There’s a lot of cleav. Welcome to the sexy age, but in the magazine, world of pin-up modeling. no nudity . This isn’t the 1950s: these Catalano and Strawn days, pin-up started camodels are reers in pinall ages, all up two years sizes and ago when sometimes they collabotattooed. rated on a “I give calendar for women the the Cigar opportunity City Tattoo to see themConvention selves as (the area beautiful,” where their said Strawn, studio is lowho co-owns cated cona Tampa tains old photo studio Cuban cigar and a magafactories). n “Miss Cigar zine called Christina Frasciello “Pin-Up City” was America,” named and with his business partner, then the “Pin-Up America” April Catalano. magazine was born. Today , “In the world of pin-ups they have correspondents there’s no stereotypes,” in Australia, Poland and Catalano said. California and thousands Strawn and Catalano are of Facebook fans. organizing the first-ever They also produce a American Pinup Burlesque monthly pin-up Internet Fest in Tampa’s historic TV show. Ybor City neighborhood to The women who model run March 23-25. A pin-up for the magazine don’t need pageant, hot rod demon- experience — for a recent stration, rockabilly bands issue dedicated to the and workshops on hair and troops, three military makeup are in the lineup, wives posed on the cover in which will be held in a re- sexy fatigue shirts. A group stored, 1920s theater called of regulars — semi-profesThe Cuban Club. There sional models or local burwill also be a burlesque lesque dancers — drop by show. the studio for the Internet Two other pin-up conven- TV show and magazine tions, unrelated to this one, spreads. None are tall or take place later this year, ultra-thin. both called “Glamourcon,” “I’ve had issues with my one in Chicago and the weight and how I look,” other in Long Beach, Calif. said Christina Frasciello, Examples of the retro aka “Judy Pop,” one of the sexy style found in the pin- magazine’s most popular up world are easy to find in models and TV show host. pop culture. Think singer “It gives you confidence. At Katy Perry’s look when she 30, through pin-up, I emperformed her duet with brace my body .” “Sesame Street”‘s Elmo Frasciello, of Bradenton, (later pulled from the who works at a hot rod and show), Lana Del Rey’s jet- custom auto body shop, is black eyeliner and Prada’s curvy with a full sleeve tat, 2012 Spring/Summer col- too, Bettie Page-inspired lection. And burlesque star black hair with bangs and Dita von Teese has created red lipstick. “... It gives you confidence. At 30, through pin-up, I embrace my body.”

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